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Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween at UVa

Tonight, the girls and I met up with Rob on campus and then together we escorted our lil' 50's girl to the Halloween festivities on the Lawn at UVa. It's something we've done every Halloween with Oia since moving to Virginia 3 years ago.

Esme was less than thrilled to be there but Oia on the other hand was in Heaven to be getting so much chocolate. This year Oia seemed to understand the concept of Trick-or-Treat and the craziness that was taking place around us which made it a more enjoyable Halloween. She was eager to wear her poodle skirt, she said her best "trick or treat" when she was supposed to, and she even said "thank you" several times. She mingled and observed the organized chaos around us and said "me" on the way home, which is her pronunciation of "more". She LOVED it.

It took some convincing for Oia to walk away from the stroller and mingle a bit. She was very concerned about leaving Esme.

But once she did, she stumbled into her twin.

And Hulk Hogan...

Poor Esme missed most of her first Lawn experience, but at least she was warm.

Happy Halloween, everyone!


  1. I love the pic of Oia with her "twin" :)

  2. She made an adorable 50's girl!!
    Glad you had such a nice time.

  3. Too cute! They both look beautiful! Callie was a devil and Colton was a Ghostbuster- I also love the stroller- I always wanted a Sit-n-Stand- but we never got one-Mis you guys!